(b Düsseldorf, 2 Feb 1827; d Düsseldorf, 1 Feb 1910).
painter. He studied at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, as did his
elder brother, the painter Andreas Achenbach (1815–1910), who was
the main influence on him other than his teacher, Johann Wilhelm
Schirmer. At a very early stage he began to prepare studies for
landscapes in the area around Düsseldorf, sketching boulders, rocks,
bushes, trees and people. From 1843 he went on many study tours,
visiting Bavaria in 1843 and northern Italy and Switzerland in 1845.
The Bavarian and Italian Alps stimulated him to create a unified
approach to landscape painting. In such early works as Landscape
(1846; Düsseldorf, Kstmus.) his receptiveness to atmospheric values
can be seen, even if the precise detail and clear articulation into
foreground, middle ground and background still clearly show his debt
Die Küste von Sorrent
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